A Comparison of Sprawl in the US and China: Applicability of Smart Growth Strategies to Chinese Cities.

Li, Zhi.

Abstract: This thesis identifies the differences in patterns and causes of sprawl between Chinese cities and US cities and examines the applicability of smart growth strategies to Chinese cities. Sprawl in the US is characterized as extensive dispersion at significantly low population densities. In contrast, sprawl in Chinese cities is characterized as excessive outlying expansion at high populati... read more

Tufts University. Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning.
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